August 16, 2024

Hacker’s Hill Preserve

Casco, Maine

Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of Outdoor Films, Shown Outdoors at Hacker’s Hill, hosted by Loon Echo Land Trust.

Date: Friday, August 16, 2024
Show Time: 8pm
7:45 pm
Suggested Donation:
Pre-registration Link:
Tickets will be available at the door, but pre-registration is recommended.
Location: Hacker’s Hill Preserve –174-238 Quaker Ridge Rd, Casco, ME 04015
Presented in partnership with: 
Loon Echo Land Trust

Program Notes: The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
Please bring your own camp chair and/or blanket. This event will adhere to any applicable prevailing state safety guidelines.

Scheduled Program:

*Film Program Subject To Change*

THE CURRIER BROOK – 2.5 minutes – by Caleb N.L. Baker – from Maine, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: This short film is the product of a twelve month process examining the meanderings of a central Maine brook from above.
WWF – PORTRAIT OF A SEAWEED FARMER NICK MANGINI – 9.5 minutes – by Jeff Siebert – from United States – Short synopsis: Nick Mangini is a Kelp farmer from Kodiak Alaska. He has been farming kelp since the infancy of Alaska’s budding industry.
LONE WOLF ON RAGGED ISLAND – 12.7 minutes – by Josh Povec – from Maine, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: When a winter storm hits the island on the frontier between the Maine coast and the open ocean there often is just one person on it. Charlie Perakis is on the hunt for stories that are told by animals through their tracks in the fresh blanket of snow.
FREELAND ~ A WHITE GRASS STORY – 30.73 minutes – by Justin Harris – from West Virginia, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: The film focuses on nordic skiing at the iconic White Grass Ski Area, and the mountain’s relationship to the Blackwater River kayaking community. The Blackwater links the two communities, and its water is the lifeblood of both cultures. This documentary explores the ephemeral nature of the sport of nordic skiing and whitewater creek boating in West Virginia.
109 BELOW – 13.82 minutes – by Nick Martini – from California – Short synopsis: 109 Below tells a tale of resilience and grit when rescue volunteers go to save the lives of strangers. An attempted rescue on Mount Washington in 1982 changed not only the course of two climbers’ lives, but the lives of the rescuers who attempted to save them — and the future of prosthetics, forever.
FRONTLINE – 25 minutes – by Steep Motion, Nicole Southwell – from United States – Short synopsis: Frontline follows a resilient group of women who use running, friendship, and adventure as their antidote to burnout from working in healthcare. Together, they’re training to trail run Mont Blanc, circumnavigating Europe’s highest peak over 10 days and 112 miles. Their journey is transformative.
WOLF OF WINGSUIT – 3.68 minutes – by Aaron Garcia – from Australia – Short synopsis: In the beautiful and towering mountains of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, a paradise for Wingsuit professionals seeking thrills during the off-season, the lives of two men converge. Avalon, an American Wingsuit pilot, and a Filipino-Australian documentary filmmaker unite to capture Avalon’s audacious quest to leap from the mountainside as many times as humanly possible.
4DWN – 17 minutes – by Danny J Schmidt – from Utah, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: 4DWN tells the unconventional and deeply personal story of a South Dallas skatepark whose mission is to change the lives of everyone who walks through the gate. The 4DWN skatepark is a resilience hub rooted in skate culture, tackling the challenges of food insecurity and social justice in one of the city’s poorest communities.